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New Jersey pedestrian accident kills 1, injures another

According to police, a 63-year-old woman was killed and her 38-year-old daughter was critically injured when they were hit by a car in Voorhees, New Jersey. Police noted that the two women were crossing the street at the intersection of Evesham Roads and Kresson when a Ford Ranger truck struck them.

Following the accident, the mother was taken to Cooper Trauma Hospital for treatment. The incident occurred at approximately 8:21 p.m., and the woman passed away at 9:08 p.m. at the hospital. The woman's daughter was also transported to a hospital for injuries, and she has been listed in critical condition.

In many pedestrian accidents, the person driving the motor vehicle does not stop to see what happened. This was not the case here, with the driver stopping and providing the police with a statement.

Authorities are currently investigating the accident. At this time, it is believed that the accident was a result of distracted driving.

When a car strikes a pedestrian, the end result is often serious injury or death. This is particularly true when the vehicle is moving at a high rate of speed. While the speed of the vehicle was not noted in this accident, a woman was killed and another is being treated for critical injuries.

Many pedestrian accidents, such as this one, could be avoided if the driver would pay closer attention to what is going on around him or her. Police believe that the driver in this accident may have been distracted, which could have played a large part in causing the accident.

Source: CBS Philly, "Mother Killed, Daughter Injured In Voorhees Accident ID’d By Police" No author given, Apr. 27, 2014

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